Wordle game help: 5-letter words with ‘I’ and starting with ‘A’

The placement and the consonants will guide you to the answer.

Screengrab via New York Times

Despite being one of the most popular Wordle strategies, starting with vowel-heavy words might often leave you stuck with a couple of vowels and no idea what to guess next. If the letters you found so far for today’s game are an “A” at the start and an “I” somewhere else, check out the list below to know all your options.

Five-letter words with ‘I’ and starting with ‘A’ to try on Wordle

  • AALII
  • AARTI
  • ABACI
  • ABIDE
  • ABIES
  • ABOIL
  • ABRIM
  • ABRIN
  • ABRIS
  • ABSIT
  • ACAIS
  • ACARI
  • ACIDS
  • ACIDY
  • ACING
  • ACINI
  • ACMIC
  • ACRID
  • ACTIN
  • ADDIO
  • ADIEU
  • ADIOS
  • ADITS
  • ADMIN
  • ADMIT
  • ADMIX
  • ADUKI
  • AECIA
  • AEGIS
  • AERIE
  • AESIR
  • AFFIX
  • AFIRE
  • AFRIT
  • AGAIN
  • AGAMI
  • AGGIE
  • AGGRI
  • AGILA
  • AGILE
  • AGING
  • AGIOS
  • AGISM
  • AGIST
  • AGITA
  • AGRIA
  • AGRIN
  • AGUTI
  • AHIGH
  • AHIND
  • AHING
  • AHINT
  • AIDAS
  • AIDED
  • AIDER
  • AIDES
  • AIDOI
  • AIDOS
  • AIERY
  • AIGAS
  • AIGHT
  • AILED
  • AIMED
  • AIMER
  • AINEE
  • AINGA
  • AIOLI
  • AIRED
  • AIRER
  • AIRNS
  • AIRTH
  • AIRTS
  • AISLE
  • AITCH
  • AITUS
  • AIVER
  • AIYEE
  • AIZLE
  • AJIES
  • AJIVA
  • AKING
  • AKITA
  • ALCID
  • ALGID
  • ALGIN
  • ALIAS
  • ALIBI
  • ALIEN
  • ALIFS
  • ALIGN
  • ALIKE
  • ALINE
  • ALIST
  • ALIVE
  • ALIYA
  • ALKIE
  • ALLIS
  • ALOIN
  • AMAIN
  • AMBIT
  • AMIAS
  • AMICE
  • AMICI
  • AMIDE
  • AMIDO
  • AMIDS
  • AMIES
  • AMIGA
  • AMIGO
  • AMINE
  • AMINO
  • AMINS
  • AMIRS
  • AMISS
  • AMITY
  • AMNIA
  • AMNIC
  • AMNIO
  • AMRIT
  • ANIGH
  • ANILE
  • ANILS
  • ANIMA
  • ANIME
  • ANIMI
  • ANION
  • ANISE
  • ANTIC
  • ANTIS
  • ANVIL
  • APAID
  • APHID
  • APHIS
  • APIAN
  • APING
  • APIOL
  • APISH
  • APISM
  • APPUI
  • APSIS
  • ARCHI
  • ARDRI
  • AREIC
  • ARGIL
  • ARIAS
  • ARIEL
  • ARIKI
  • ARILS
  • ARIOT
  • ARISE
  • ARISH
  • ARMIL
  • AROID
  • ARRIS
  • ARSIS
  • ARTIC
  • ARTIS
  • ASDIC
  • ASIDE
  • ASKOI
  • ASPIC
  • ASPIE
  • ASPIS
  • ASSAI
  • ASTIR
  • ASWIM
  • ATIGI
  • ATILT
  • ATIMY
  • ATRIA
  • ATRIP
  • ATTIC
  • AUDIO
  • AUDIT
  • AULIC
  • AULOI
  • AUMIL
  • AUREI
  • AURIC
  • AURIS
  • AUXIN
  • AVAIL
  • AVIAN
  • AVINE
  • AVION
  • AVISE
  • AVISO
  • AVIZE
  • AVOID
  • AWAIT
  • AWING
  • AXIAL
  • AXILE
  • AXILS
  • AXING
  • AXIOM
  • AXION
  • AXITE
  • AXOID
  • AYINS
  • AYRIE
  • AZIDE
  • AZIDO
  • AZINE
  • AZOIC
  • AZUKI

There are two types of information that should help you narrow down the list above: the placement of the “I” and all the letters that came out gray before. Cross out all the words with letters and placements which you know, based on previous clues, that can’t apply to today’s answer. If the “I” has not come out green yet, make sure you always include it in new places of the word over your next guesses, until the box turns green—crossing out the words with wrong placements from the list is a way to make that happen. The same goes for the remaining three letters, which, in order to be actually useful for you, should always be different from one another and can’t be letters that came out gray in earlier guesses.

Among the letters you haven’t tried yet, start from the most common ones, prioritizing consonants. Generally, those are letters like “L,” “R,” or “T,” but the actual selection might vary depending on the words you have left. Based on the visual feedback from the game, make your way through the rest of the alphabet until you can figure out the answer.

If you’re still unsure and don’t want to wait until Wordle resets at midnight local time, you can always look up the answer to today’s puzzle (which we update around 12am CT).